This country’s justice system is broken. It persistently and disproportionately targets Black people, decimating their communities. This is not only a justice issue: It is also a faith issue.

In this conversation we explore how the systemic challenges of today are rooted in the problems of the past and discern where we must go from here. This was the culminating event for Sojourners’ Theology & Racialized Policing program. This year we have worked toward centering, engaging, and equipping participating faith leaders to better enable their congregations and communities to thrive in this current racial justice crisis.

We were pleased to have the following guests join us:

  • Dr. Yolanda Pierce, dean of the Howard University School of Divinity and a professor of African American Religion and Literature
  • Brittany Packnett Cunningham, NBC News and MSNBC contributor, co-founder of Campaign Zero, former co-host of the political podcast Pod Save the People
  • Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of the African American Studies department at Princeton University
  • Bishop Darren Ferguson, activist and pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Far Rockaway, New York
  • With opening remarks from Sojourners' Rev. Jim Wallis and Howard University School of Divinity's Dr. Harold Dean Trulear

It was moderated by Rev. Terrance M. McKinley, Racial Justice Mobilizing Director for Sojourners.